Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation
Pre & post-AML construction, Church Creek.
The Office of Abandoned Mine Lands & Reclamation of West Virginia oversees and faciltiates the resolving of public safety issues as mine fires & subsidence, hazardous highwalls, mining-impacted water supplies, open shafts and portals, and other dangers resulting from mining before 1977. Such practices were established by the Surface Mining and Control Act and the creation of the Office of AML&R in 1981. The Office of Surface Mining provides oversight to the Office of AML&R.
INCEPTION & MISSION
The Office of Abandoned Mine Lands & Reclamation was created in 1981 to manage the reclamation of lands and waters affected by mining prior to passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) in 1977.
The AML program is funded by a fee placed on coal, currently set at 31.5 cents per ton for surface-mined coal, and 13.5 cents per ton for coal mined underground.
Our mission is to protect public health, safety, and property from past coal mining and enhance the environment through reclamation and restoration of land and water resources.
PHONE (304) 926-0499
FAX (304) 926-0458
For All AML Projects:
- To bid on AML projects, the contractor/entity in question must be a registered vendor in the state of West Virginia and attend the mandatory pre-bid attached to each project. For a list of current projects, please select the "View Projects Out For Bid" link above and to the left for details. The subsite is usually updated every Friday or Monday.
- The Office of AML&R does not provide physical sets of plans for contractors as of January 1, 2012. We do, however, provide complimentary digital copies of such. Digital copies can be emailed (size limit dependent) or mailed via CD-ROM. They may also be downloaded via our "Downloadable Plans" subsite to the left or by clicking here. To download, right-click the file and "Save Target As."
- Updated plans and specifications here.
Please direct all web inquiries to Lawrence Burgess.